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Thompson's Station in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Thompson's Station Train Depot

Originally built 1866

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
1. Thompson's Station Train Depot Marker
Inscription. This replica of the original depot was built in 1993 with monetary donations as well as donations of materials and labor from many different organizations and individuals. Materials were selected to comply as nearly as possible with the original structure.

The depot was called Thompsonís Station in honor of Dr. Elijah Thompson, who donated the land on which the village was built. Farmers drove their animals and products down the gravel roads to this depot for shipment to far away markets. Thompsonís station was known as the German Millet Capital of the World because of the large amount of the grain grown in the area.

There was a depot here before the one built in 1866. It is mentioned in a description of the Battle of Thompsonís Station in an issue of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Apparently that one was destroyed in the battle and the other one built in 1866.
 
Location. 35° 48.006′ N, 86° 54.614′ W. Marker is in Thompson's Station, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Thompson's Station Road West and School Street, on the right when traveling east on Thompson's Station Road West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1502 Thompsons Station Rd W, Thompsons Station TN 37179, United States of America.
 
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By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
2. Thompson's Station Train Depot Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thompson's Station (here, next to this marker); Battle of Thompsonís Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hood and Schofield (approx. 2.9 miles away); William Banks Caperton (approx. 3.4 miles away); Spring Hill, Tennessee ~ November 29, 1864 (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Town of Spring Hill, Tennessee (approx. 3.6 miles away); Ewell Farm (approx. 3.6 miles away); Martin Cheairs Home (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
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Thompson's Station Train Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2014
3. Thompson's Station Train Depot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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